Tag: opensource

  • Data loss: A blind-spot in my backup strategy

    Data loss: A blind-spot in my backup strategy

    Last week I suffered a catastrophic disk failure, leaving my 1TB NVMe drive completely unreadable. Luckily I have backups, I thought.

  • What is Gregg Wallace doing?

    What is Gregg Wallace doing?

    Based on his published schedule in the Torygraph which was then ridiculed on social media, my latest web app will tell you exactly what Gregg Wallace is doing at any time.

  • The Greg or Ian Calendar

    The Greg or Ian Calendar

    My silliest web app to date, The Greg or Ian Calendar. A web app with an integrated iCal feed so you will always know whether today is a Greg or Ian day!

  • SQLite Adventure

    SQLite Adventure

    Nearly a decade ago, @edent published a choose-your-own-adventure game where Twitter was the game engine. This was perfect nerd-sniping bait. How far could you bend a common tool and use it to build a game? How small could a game engine be?

  • Radxa Rock 5B as a Raspberry Pi replacement?

    Radxa Rock 5B as a Raspberry Pi replacement?

    In early 2023, the Rock 5B from Radxa seemed to poised to take the Raspberry Pi’s crown for the best SBC for Linux desktops. I ordered and managed to sit down and get to grips with it. Immediately, I stumbled in to this devices biggest caveat – powering it on.

  • Installing OpenWrt on a Unifi AP AC Lite in 2023

    Installing OpenWrt on a Unifi AP AC Lite in 2023

    OpenWrt is a very powerful OS and can be configured to be much more useful and capable than just an access point, but these instructions assume you have other devices on your network handling those duties. Our goal here is just to replace the OS on the Unifi AP AC Lite with OpenWrt, leaving the…